Whimple Heritage Centre

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159Louise22
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Local gem
Jul 2018 • Family
Lovely small museum run by local volunteers who make you feel really welcome. Have been before but now more going on for children - table map of the village with cars etc for youngsters and an interesting quiz for older children. Highly recommend for a FREE day out. Nice pub for lunch nearby.
Written 15 August 2018
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Devonscone
Reading, Berkshire63 contributions
Fascinating, museum and warm welcome!
Oct 2014 • Solo
The Whimple Heritage Centre is a really professional and interesting place. Set in the heart of a picturesque village about 10 miles east of Exeter just off the A30. It has lots of information and artefacts in particular cider making, but also on general village life and when I visited there was a really good First World War display .

It is run by very helpful volunteers who will also carry out specific research for you on anything related to the area or people who lived there. There are lots of models to keep children interested including Muffin the Mule who 'retired' to the village for a while.

Some great gifts to buy including home made preserves and locally brewed ales and of cider. An added bonus is that it is right next to a traditional village pub - The New Fountain. There is free parking and it is open April to October - Saturdays and Bank Holiday Mondays and Wednesday afternoons. Admission free but donations welcome and well deserved - I will return!
Written 8 October 2014
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ilovedevon77
Plymouth, UK16 contributions
Great friendly and knowledgable
Aug 2014 • Couples
Thanks Alan for letting us find more about Whimple. Great local attraction. Good to keep the story of Whimple going
Written 26 August 2014
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JaneJ993
Exeter44 contributions
Small, interesting for older children and adults
Jul 2014 • Friends
Basically two and a half rooms, full of information. Full marks for the volunteers who run it (and do not charge an admission fee). Interesting village as the home of the old Whiteways cider factory and full of history. Located in grounds of Fountain Inn (very reasonably priced food). Well worth a visit and a wander around the village.
Written 5 August 2014
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Mazygray
Exeter, UK5 contributions
Interesting
Apr 2014 • Friends
We visited the Heritage Centre whilst visiting friends in Whimple. It gives a nice history of the village and the Whiteway's Cider factory. It's conveniently placed in the pub car park which is in the centre of the village. Worth a visit if you're in whimple.
Written 23 April 2014
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846Tina54
Eastleigh, UK46 contributions
Interesting and informative with a warm welcome
Sep 2013 • Couples
We popped into the heritage centre as we had been told it was worth a visit by our host. We were not disappointed. A small old refurbished building in the car park of alone of the village pub was like a tardis! Full of artefacts, it was a very interesting museum with a friendly helpful guide when we wanted more info. The history of the famous white ways cider factory was very interesting, local crafts for sale, old and new school photos. So much info about the village presented in a very professional way. All compiled and maintained by the villagers. No entrance fee just donations. It was sweet and a surprising find.
Written 10 October 2013
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k r
Weston-super-Mare, UK1,970 contributions
An interesting visit
Aug 2013 • Solo
I have now visited twice, the opening times are seasonal and limited, (Wednesday and Saturdays) so best to check, but worth a visit if you are in the area. It is conveniently located behind the car park of the New Fountain Inn, which was busy serving lunchtime food both times I was there.The volunteers I have met have all been enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the area and its history. There are two rooms here, the first holds information on village history, including the railway which I was interested in. The second room contains much information and artifacts from Whiteways Cider who were formerly located in the village.
Written 17 September 2013
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